Mining • Rocks and Minerals • Oil • Environment • Parks • Education
Key Program Features
Geology is the study of the Earth – its physical makeup, history and changes over time as well as the forces that affect it. The study of geology includes the history of the Earth’s formations, our climate and the evolution of life. Some of the career areas in geology are in oil, mining, environment, engineering, planning, state and federal regulation and protection, state geological surveys, parks and education. Since geology deals with the real world and students learn to logically deal with open-ended problems to make decisions, the skills learned transfer to a variety of other career fields as well. At LLCC, geology students can obtain a strong foundation to prepare them for transfer to a four-year college or university.
One sample career in geology is that of geological and petroleum technicians. According to U.S. Department of Labor employment projections, opportunities for geological and petroleum technicians are expected to grow 16.4 percent from 2016 to 2026. The 2017 median annual wage for geological and petroleum technicians was $54,190.
LLCC offers the following degree program in geology. Learn more about the courses for this program:
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The 2018-2019 standard in-district tuition rate is $129.50 per credit hour for geology program courses. Fees are $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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